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Porsche 918 Spyder Crashes Into a Tree in China, Tree Escapes Unscathed


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A Porsche 918 Spyder was utterly destroyed in a crash that occurred on a narrow residential street in China. Although modern supercars make claims of everyday driveability, the 887hp hybrid supercar is obviously too much car for the average driver.

Skoda Produces One Million Vehicles in a Year for the First Time


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From rags to riches: the saying suits Skoda perfectly as, for the first time ever since it was founded in 1905, the Czech automaker managed to produce more than a million vehicles in one calendar year.

Tesla’s China President Resigns After Less Than 9 Months on the Helm


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Less than a year after she left Apple to join Tesla China last December and less than nine months after becoming its Chairman, Veronica Wu has resigned, according to Beijing-based official Richard Lan.

Mercedes’ Chinese Joint Venture Built the 500,000th Car, a C-Class L


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Beijing Benz Automotive Co (BBAC), the joint venture company between Daimler AG and BAIC Motor, has built its 500,000th car in China since 2006. About half of all production comes just within the last two years, a testimony of Mercedes’ rapid growth in the world’s largest car market.

Skoda Almost Certain To Break 1 Million Sales This Year


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For an obscure brand that was on the brink of extinction when VW brought a 30% stake in 1991 before fully acquiring it in 2000, Skoda is doing pretty well.

When Will it End? Chinese Automaker Copies Aston Martin Cygnet


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Behold the magnificence of the Dojo Pioneer, a small Chinese EV that owes everything to the Aston Martin Cygnet. Or at least it does when you look at the front end, because everything else is, well, boring old five-door city car fare, although that strangely isn’t good either in this context.

Saab Owner NEVS Says It Has Found New Asian Shareholder


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NEVS, the company that bought the bankruptcy estate from Saab Automobile in 2012, before applying for bankruptcy protection itself in Aug. 2014, is requesting a three-month extension to complete talks with a potential new owner.

In China, Mercedes-Benz Owners Are the Wealthiest, Infiniti Buyers the Poorest


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China is a relatively new market for premium vehicles and luxury carmakers don’t know as much about their Chinese customers as they do about buyers from the U.S. and Europe.

China Is Now Volvo’s No.1 Market


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China will most likely overtake the United States this year as Volvo’s biggest sales market worldwide, with the Chinese-owned company expecting record sales of at least 80,000 units.

California's Rich Kids of China and Their Super Exotic Car Tastes


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There's a secret cultural revolution going on in California, but it's not the kind that paralyzed China in the 1960s and 1970s; this is the discreet uprising of China's 21st century elite.

New Guinness World Record for Most Donuts Around a Car on Two Wheels


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There are all sorts of Guinness World Records involving cars, but did you know about the record for the most donuts around a car driving on two wheels?

Chevy to Start Vehicle Sharing Program in China Next Year with EN-V 2.0


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General Motors China has announced a car sharing program in Shanghai for next year featuring the Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 electric vehicle.

GM signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to collaborate on the program, which will include a fleet of EN-V 2.0 vehicles integrated with a multi-modal transportation system alongside bicycles, cars and shuttle buses at the university’s Minhang campus in Shanghai.

Peugeot Launches 308S, Facelifted 508 and 3008 in China


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Peugeot and its partner and shareholder Dongfeng have launched the new 508 and 308 (called 308S in China) at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

Land Rover CEO Pissed at LandWind Over Their X7 Evoque Clone


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Land Rover CEO Dr Ralf Speth said LandWind’s X7 SUV qualifies as an Intellectual Property theft and will approach Chinese officials about the matter at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

Nissan's Venucia Brand Unveils T70 Compact SUV in Guangzhou


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Nissan has launched a new model for its Venucia brand at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the T70 SUV.

Built by the Dongfeng Nissan Motor Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV), the Venucia T70 is a compact SUV based on the Nissan C-platform that also underpins the first generation Nissan Qashqai and the second generation Nissan X-Trail.

Chevrolet Debuts Sail 3, Camaro RS Limited Edition in Guangzhou


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Shanghai GM is displaying 32 vehicles from the Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac brands at the Guangzhou Auto Show, with the Chevrolet Sail 3 and Camaro RS Limited Edition being the important Chinese debuts.

Kia KX3 Concept Previews China-Exclusive Compact SUV


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Kia has released official information about the KX3 Concept unveiled today at the Guangzhou Auto Show. The study previews a C-segment SUV that Kia intends to offer exclusively for the Chinese market. However, the automaker has yet to confirm whether the KX3 concept will go into production.

New Qoros 3 City SUV Is Exactly What You Expected it to Be


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The Qoros brand continues its expansion with the 3 City SUV which debuted at the Guangzhou Auto Show today. The production model’s design is no surprise, as it follows closely the lines of the Cross Hybrid concept unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show last year.

New Land Wind X7 is China's Range Rover Evoque Knockoff


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We don’t know if you noticed it, but Landwind's, or rather Land Wind's [sic], new X7 looks like the Range Rover Evoque – a lot, actually.

Ford Edge Gets Longer 7-Seat Version for China at Guangzhou Show


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Ford has previewed a longer, seven-seat version of its Edge crossover, tailored specifically for the Chinese market. Making its world premiere at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the new three-row Ford Edge offers full seven-seat capability for customers in China.